Carolinas District

The Carolinas District encompasses fleets in North and South Carolina as well as a fleet in Virginia.

In North Carolina we have Carolina Sailing Club in Durham, Lake Norman in Mooresville, Lake Townsend Yacht Club in Greensboro and Moorehead City Boatin Club in Moorehead City. In South Carolina, we have Lake Murray Sailing Club in Columbia. And in Virginia we have Smith Mountain Lake in Lake Roanoke.

The District Governor is Carol Claypool.

2013 NAC at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - DAY 4

2013 NAC start Race 1 finals

DAY 4 - We went out in what looked like no wind as we left the dock and wondered if we would be sitting out there for a while.  After a short postponement, we were off to the races not too far out from the yacht club..  With the Race Committee doing its magic, we were lucky enough to get in 2 decent races today with the winds 4-8.  It was really hard for most skippers to tell which way to go, sometimes left seemed the best, sometimes right seemed the best, sometimes the middle was the right way to go.  There was a big difference from Race 1 to Race 2 with very different results.  With the weather report for tomorrow showing light and variable winds, the Race Committe will have its work cut out for them.  They have been great figuring it out so far, so I am optimistic for getting in a race or 2 tomorrow.

You can view some pictures here.


2013 NAC at Lake Norman Yacht Club - let the Championships begin!

NAC Registration and Measurment began on 7/13 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC, and continues on 7/14.  We have 70+ boats registered - is yours one of them?   The Women's NAC and Junior' NAC take place on 7/14, followed by the welcome party and awards for the winners..  On 7/15 and 7/16 we have the qualifying round to determine the split between the Championship and Challenger Divisions and 7/17-7/19 we have the finals.  All of this is mixed in with some great Fleet 48 hospitality andsome  fun events.  And the FSSA Annual Meeting and Dinner is at the Memory Lane Motor Sports and Historical Automotive Museum.  We'll have the crowning of the new FSSA leaders, and some FSSA special awards including the prestigious Fleet of the Year Award.  Each day, there will be awards for the day's winners and final awards on Friday.  Promises to be a superb event!   Follow each day's events right here!

Reminder - Flying Scot NAC 7/13-7/19/2013

We'd like to remind everyone that the 2013 Flying Scot North American Championships are coming up in just a few days at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC!   Please see information HERE which will point you to the full details on the Lake Norman Yacht Club website - hope to see you there!


Sell Your Old Sails at the 2013 NAC

The Flying Scot Foundation has generously awarded a grant to North Carolina Community Sailing & Rowing (NCCSR) to purchase used sails for our 12 Flying Scots.  NCCSR is located on Lake Norman not far from LNYC host of 2013 NAC.  NCCSR will pay $200 for each retired racing set of main & jib brought to the NAC.  We will have a table set up at LNYC.  Selling your old sails to NCCSR will really help the community sailing racing and learn-to-sail programs and also help you dramatically reduce the cost of attending the event.  We have no limit on the number we will buy and will be writing checks at the event. 

Advance notice will be helpful but not necessary.  Contact Larry Vitez or Christy Lux.

Medals provided by FS Foundation used for ACC and Carolinas Districts

What Kind of Trophy?

A young sailor once asked me why we didn’t give monetary prizes instead of trophies, or “little tin cups” as he called them.  I gave him the long version about how sailing is a Corinthian sport where sportsmanship and fair play are an integral part of the game and how exaggerating the value of the prize might challenge that philosophy.  When the reward for winning is are large there is temptation to cut corners for some.  Look at all the professional major sports and you can see proof of this all too frequently.

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